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October 21, 2014 09:15 ET

Sphero Strengthens Board With Addition of Renowned Gaming Luminary Mike Capps, Ph.D.

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - Sphero, formerly known as Orbotix, announced today that it has appointed Mike Capps, a gaming industry veteran and former president of Epic Games, to its board of directors. He joins as the company's first independent director.

While at Epic Games, Capps led the development and creation of the award-winning Unreal Engine, a widely used suite of integrated tools for game developers. He also managed all of Epic's tech and game products, including the billion-dollar franchise Gears of War.

Additionally, Mike currently serves on the board of directors of a number or videogame companies and industry organizations including Remedy Entertainment and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS).

"Mike is one of the most highly regarded, successful, and well respected development executives in the game business. This addition marks an important milestone at Sphero," said Paul Berberian, CEO of Sphero. "He has many opportunities he could have chosen and we are honored he chose to join Sphero."

"Sphero is at the forefront of transforming the way kids play, by connecting digital and physical play in creative and meaningful ways," said Mike Capps, Ph.D. "I'm honored to be a part of this dynamic team, and I'm excited to help with their exciting plans to expand Connected Play worldwide."

About Sphero
As the industry leader in Connected Play, we are defining the future of fun. Founded by Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson, passionate robotics and software engineers, we create connected toys, fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics. Unlike traditional toys, our robots and software allow us to create ever-evolving experiences -- changing the way people play, learn and explore. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the Sphero team takes fun very seriously.

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